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FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm EST
us now peters sweitzer. great work. good to see you. we are going to really open up a can of worms here tonight. >> yeah. >> all right. so washington, d.c., three of the wealthiest, what, counties in the country, seven of the top ten? >> yes, that's right. that's right. this is the thing that people don't realize about washington, d.c. we think of it as a seat of federal power. politics reign supreme. there is a business model there. and really what exists is what we call the permanent political class. we think of republicans and democrats and there are philosophical differences. at the end of the day, they are all primarily looking for way to make money. you don't make money by shrinking government. you make money by growing government. >> sean: you made some comparisons. one in six americans in poverty. one in four americans their mortgages are under water. meaning they can't even get their way out of their house without losing. >> it's the great unreported story of our time right now. because, you have got -- this is extraction. the rest of the country is in a financial economic
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm PST
spent author peter sweitzer to our nation's capitol to take us inside america's biggest boom town. take a look. >> washington, d.c., the nation's capitol. the seat of federal power. increasingly a town that is is very rich. the local native american named the river platomic which means where goods are offloaded or where tribute is paid. today that tribute comes in the form of trillions of dollars of taxpayer money that floods into this city every year. well one out of every six americans worries about where their next meal is coming from, washington, d.c. has the highest rate of fine wine consumption in the united states. while one out of four americans has a mortgage that is under water seven of the 10 wealthiest counties in the united states are counties around this region washington, d.c. now has the highest per capita income in the entire united states. they just passed silicone valley. you are going to discover that washington, d.c. a down that used to be a towfn of sleepy brewer democrats is now a town of mazda ratted at this dealerships, fine wines and luxurious homes and luxurio
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 9:00pm EST
this is a town that has its rich but it also has its poor. and we continue with peter sweitzer and stephan ban none. that's an interesting ending to this segment here. because a lot of poor people in washington, the government in some cases right around the block from where a lot of these big monuments, a lot of these tourist attractions are. how could that happen when 15% every dollar they spend is spent in and around washington. >> that's a great question, sean. that's the irony here. you would think that if the vision had any place it would be washington, d.c. had all this money pouring. in in washington, d.c. really what matters in a lot of cases is connections, relationships, and if you are not in that closed circle, you are not going to get access to the funds. >> sean: you would think that these people that have a monopoly on compassion, steve would just look around them in some of these neighborhoods. i have been to many of them and they are struggling and people are starving and their kids need food stamps to feed themselves. >> it's unacceptable. also, if you look at that
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